Constituency Profile

The City of Durham Constituency is a wonderful part of the Country. As well as Durham itself the constituency extends in the east to Ludworth, to Waterhouses in the West, to Coxhoe in the south and to Brasside in the north. It includes Brandon, Bowburn, Framwellgate Moor, Sherburn, Belmont and Ushaw Moor as well as many other villages and rural areas.

Durham Constituency MapThe Constituency comprises of 9 full Durham County Council Divisions and part of 3 others (click on the names for more information) :-

Belmont (Belmont,  Carrville, Gilesgate Moor & Sherburn Road Estate)
Brandon (Brandon, Langley Moor & Meadowfield)
Coxhoe (Bowburn, Cassop, Coxhoe, Croxdale, Hett, Kelloe, Parkhill & Quarrington Hill)
Deerness (Esh Winning, Waterhouses, New Brancepeth, Ushaw Moor, Bearpark & Broompark)
Durham City West (Elvet, Nevilles Cross, Crossgate Moor, North End, Shincliffe, Whitesmocks, Whinney Hill)
Framwellgate Moor and Newton Hall (Framwellgate Moor, Pity Me, Newton Hall & Brasside)
St Nicholas & Gilesgate (Durham City Centre & Gilesgate)
Sherburn (Sherburn Village, Sherburn Hill, Shadforth, Ludworth,  Pittington & West Rainton)
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The constituency has seen much change from its historical roots in the mining industry to the current day where most people either work in the Service Sector, NHS, various major Offices or the centre of expertise in education and research at Durham University. Residents are right to be proud of their heritage, the Miners Gala, the Lumiere Festival, the excellent Gala Theatre and the many facilities within the area.

We in the Labour Party are also well aware of the challenges faced by many people every day as a consequence of the savage cuts to public services, the NHS, education and welfare systems. The Constituency Labour Party, our M.P. our County and Parish Councillors work tirelessly to represent every resident and to help bring about a fairer, more just and compassionate society.